The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the peak body for business in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members, customers and clients around the State. The Victorian Chamber focuses on leading business into the future, committed to being the voice for business, representing and championing members in a difficult regulatory environment.
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) brings together many of the main areas that drive economic development and job creation in Victoria. These include transport and ports, investment attraction and facilitation, trade, innovation, regional development and small business, together with key services to sectors such as agriculture, the creative industries, resources and tourism.
RACV operates in the areas of motoring and other transport, the home, leisure and travel, and retail. RACV’s objectives are to deliver valued benefits to its members and their communities by informing and advising them, representing members’ interests and providing them with assistance when in need by delivering excellent products and services.
Adroit is respected as a market leader in the local insurance industry. Adroit provides expert personalised face-to-face services through branches in Albury/Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Doncaster, Geelong, Maryborough, Melbourne, Traralgon and Torquay.
Melbourne City Council is the local government authority for central Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs. Council performs many major functions and services ranging from arts and cultural programs and tourism, to urban planning, capital works and maintenance, recycling and waste management.
Parks Victoria are responsible for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, about 17 per cent, of Victoria. Parks Victoria aims to make Victoria’s parks healthy and resilient, fundamental to the daily lives of Victorians, and treasured as places of enjoyment, learning and inspiration.
Reaching a potential audience of over 5.1 million people, PRIME’s viewing area covers regional northern and southern New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, the Gold Coast area of south eastern Queensland and all of regional Western Australia. PRIME has established itself as the leading television network in its broadcast markets. It makes a significant investment in local news programming and provides valuable community airtime sponsorships to support and assist community endeavours.
Transport for Victoria is a new transport agency coordinating Victoria’s growing transport system and planning for its future. Transport for Victoria brings together the planning, managing and coordinating of Victoria’s transport system and its agencies, including VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria.
Monarch Institute delivers nationally recognised skills training in collaboration with industry partners on a blended learning platform. Qualifications are tailored for associations, industry and corporate partners and delivered by respected professionals who are leaders in their field.
Quality Tourism Framework incorporates the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) and Star Ratings Australia. ATAP is a nationwide program, aiming to give tourism operators across Australia the ability to apply for ‘Australian Tourism Accreditation’ online and become an ‘Accredited Tourism Business’. Accreditation provides both consumers and industry with an assurance that the accredited tourism business is committed to quality business practice and professionalism.
Star Ratings are an internationally recognised symbol for quality accommodation standards. They are used in more than 70 countries worldwide and reflect the cleanliness, quality and condition of guest facilities. A Star Rating is determined by more than 200 criteria that have been ranked by Australian travellers according to what’s important to them.
The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is the peak industry body representing Australia’s $40 billion tourism export sector. As an organisation, ATEC’s views are informed by the broadest cross-section of the Australian tourism industry.
ATEC represents more than 1000 members across Australia including large national and multinational companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, many of whom are based in regional and remote parts of Australia.
Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) is the national representative body for the state and territory tourism industry councils whose collective, through their members, represents tourism regions, industry associations and businesses throughout Australia. The role of ATIC is to provide leadership and industry representation through a national voice for tourism, and to manage national industry development through a quality tourism framework.
Business Events Victoria (founded by the Regional Victoria Conference Group) is a growing, membership-based group that has been operating since 1996. It operates as a collective group of conference venues, accommodation providers, tour operators, local councils, regional tourism organisations and service providers who have identified the need for a coordinated and cooperative industry approach to the marketing and promotion of business events for regional Victoria.
Destination Melbourne is an independent, not-for-profit tourism organisation empowering Melbourne’s visitor industry to continually enhance the visitor experience and inspiring visitors to explore and enjoy Greater Melbourne.
Destination Melbourne’s focus is on visitors, encouraging them to explore Greater Melbourne and helping them to have a positive experience, achieved through the production of Melbourne’s official visitor resources and delivery of industry development programs and marketing campaigns.
The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) is a national, member-funded CEO forum, advocating the public policy interests of leading corporations and institutions in Australia tourism, transport and aviation.
TTF uniquely brings together all aspects of the visitor economy, such as accommodation providers, attractions, airlines, airports, destination marketing organisations, restaurants and hospitality providers, professional services, and public and private transport operators.
The Young Tourism Network was established in 2005 as a Victorian based social networking group. The network, through both social and professional development events and industry alliances, aims to enhance and foster the career development and professional excellence of the people within the Victorian tourism industry.
Bright Brewery was born in 2005 from a passion for well-made beer, a love for the town of Bright and its pristine alpine environment, and the adventurous outdoors lifestyle that the High Country provides. Bright Brewer is driven by values to be authentic and sustainable, and to embrace active lifestyles, celebrated with great beer.
Grand Ridge Brewery is a 100% Australian, family owned company. The brewery is housed in an old butter factory in Mirboo North, a country town in the stunning Victorian Strzelecki Ranges. Grand Ridge use only the highest quality ingredients (spring water, high quality hops, malt and yeast) to produce beers of exceptional flavour and purity.
Australia’s largest public museum organisation, Museums Victoria have been creating knowledge, entertaining visitors and building the State Collection since 1854. The collection is an invaluable record of Victoria’s environmental and cultural history, with an amazing wealth of over 17 million items inspiring a sense of wonder and awe in visitors for generations.
Pizzini Wines is a family-owned winery in the King Valley wine region of north east Victoria. Pizzini specialises in the production of Italian wine varieties such as Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Prosecco, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo.
Pizzini Wines has been built by Alfredo and Katrina Pizzini based on their passions and their commitment to family and Pizzini’s Italian heritage.
Qantas is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. Qantas has built a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service.
Offering a convenient, comfortable and cost effective travel solution to passengers for more than thirty years, SkyBus is recognised as the best choice for traveling between Melbourne Airport into the centre of Melbourne’s CBD, St Kilda, Frankston and bayside.
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events.
Tourism Australia is active in around 16 key markets and activities include advertising, PR and media programs, trade shows and industry programs, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.
Town Square is an independent, full-service creative agency, based in Melbourne, working with brands across Australia since 2004. Town Square assists businesses with brand strategy, design, advertising, video, digital and content.
The Victorian Caravan Parks Association aims to protect, promote and advance the caravan park industry. The Association encourages participation of the whole industry and provides a common meeting ground for members. It facilitates the collection and expression of representative opinion regarding matters affecting the industry and encourages participation in education and training relevant to the development of the industry
Victoria University has over 40,000 enrolled higher education, vocational education and training students studying on campus. Victoria University aims to provide high quality, engaging career-based tertiary education at all levels of vocational and higher education. Victoria University also undertakes high quality and innovative applied and translational research .
Based in Melbourne, Webfirm assist businesses to achieve their goals with tailored digital marketing solutions including web design, social media, content marketing, copywriting and more.
William Angliss Institute is Australia’s largest specialist centre for foods, tourism, hospitality and events training. The Institute operates nationally and internationally, delivering industry focused training from half day programs through to four year degrees, from traditional pub hospitality to five star customer service, from campus to youth programs, to the work place and to remote sites.